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Videotape Modeling Of Self-Disclosing Behavior In Counselor Trainees In Practicum Experiences, Manouchehr Moshggou Jan 1982

Videotape Modeling Of Self-Disclosing Behavior In Counselor Trainees In Practicum Experiences, Manouchehr Moshggou

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the effects of videotape modeling of self-disclosing behavior on counselor trainees. More specifically, the study was designed to determine whether an increased willingness to disclose one's attitudes and opinions in appropriate situations could be taught to counselor trainees as part of their training. The subjects were two groups of counselor trainees selected, not on a random basis, but on the basis of their availability from two different sections in the Counseling Practicum at Fresno State University. One group (the Experimental group, with l2 counselors) was provided self-disclosing training, and the other was not provided self-disclosing training ...


The Resource Specialist Role In California: An Analysis Of Perceptions, Eleanor Marie Landon Jan 1982

The Resource Specialist Role In California: An Analysis Of Perceptions, Eleanor Marie Landon

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Problem. The Resource specialist is responsible for California's primary program to mainstream handicapped students. The Resource Specialist role is not comprehensively defined in state law or regulation and divergent expectations for Resource Specialists appear to impact upon successful program implementation. Purpose. The purpose of this study was to provide a comprehensive, prioritized description of the major tasks of the Resource Specialist role, as perceived by three groups of educators involved with pilot Resource Specialist Programs in Master Plan Region schools. These groups were: (1) site administrators responsible for regular and Resource Specialist Programs, (2) classroom teachers with Resource Specialist ...


Study Requirements And Higher-Level Performance In A Psi Course : A Thesis ..., Esther Shafer Jan 1982

Study Requirements And Higher-Level Performance In A Psi Course : A Thesis ..., Esther Shafer

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

This experiment investigated the effects of differential study guide assignments and testing. requirements on higher-level performance in a PSI course. Twenty-six students who were enrolled in an elective psychology course in self-control at the University of the Pacific served as subjects. The taxonomy of educational processes developed by Bloom (1956) served as a guide to writing course materials corresponding to six levels of learning.Two levels of study guide assignments and testing requirements were varied across four groups of students in a multilevel design. The first level was the simplest, in which students were required to complete written . exercises in ...


The Effect Of Physical Fitness Training On Academic Performance : A Thesis ..., Annette M. Butler Jan 1982

The Effect Of Physical Fitness Training On Academic Performance : A Thesis ..., Annette M. Butler

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

In elderly psychiatric individuals, physical fitness training has been related to improved cognitive performance on several scales (Powell, 1974; Stamford, Hambacher, & Fallica, 1974). The results with normal adults and children, however, are not clear (Folkins & Sime, 1981). The purpose of the present study was to test the effects of cardiovascular fitness traini~g on cognitive functioning, relevant to academic performance, in college students. The following measures were used: Shipley- Institute of Living Scale, Rotter's Internal-External Control of Reinforcement Scale, a Student Learning Styles / Questionnaire, self~report data indicating hours spent studying, quality of studies, and mental alertness during daily ...


Goal Ranking Congruence And Academic Achievement--Focus : Mexican, Mexican American And Chicano Middle School Students, Their Parents And Teachers : A Dissertation ..., Margarita Dolores Escobedo Wulftange Jan 1982

Goal Ranking Congruence And Academic Achievement--Focus : Mexican, Mexican American And Chicano Middle School Students, Their Parents And Teachers : A Dissertation ..., Margarita Dolores Escobedo Wulftange

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The literature sees community members of Mexican ancestry as persons who are denied full participation in matters of school policies and practices. It also cites that forty percent of children of Mexican ancestry who enter school drop out before they graduate from the twelfth grade. In view of these perceptions, this study was designed to examine what relationship existed among three factors: (1) the goals of a school district; (2) student academic achievement as indicated by GPA; and (3) the intra- group variability among Chicano, Mexican American and Mexican students.

This study assumed that if students, parents and teachers prioritized ...


A Comparative Study Of The Effectiveness Of Bilingual Instruction Of Teachers With Competency Certification In Bilingual, Rafael Torres Ramirez Jan 1982

A Comparative Study Of The Effectiveness Of Bilingual Instruction Of Teachers With Competency Certification In Bilingual, Rafael Torres Ramirez

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether students in bilingually designated classes who received B/CC instruction by a teacher with a B/CC Specialist Credential have high gains in reading and math when compared with students who received instruction by a teacher with a B/CC Certificate of Competence or a B/CC Waiver Certificate. This study measured bilingual instruction based on a statistical comparison between student achievement and the kind of bilingual certificate.

PROCEDURES: The data were collected from two school districts: Alum Rock Unified School District in San Jose, California, and Stockton Unified School ...


The Effects Of Individual And Peer Group Counseling On A Sample Of Disruptive High School Students, Norman C. Creange Jan 1982

The Effects Of Individual And Peer Group Counseling On A Sample Of Disruptive High School Students, Norman C. Creange

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Reading Achievement Of Bilingual (Spanish/English) Pupils In Grades Three And Five Taught Under Three Different Models Of Instruction, John A. Chavez Jan 1982

A Study Of Reading Achievement Of Bilingual (Spanish/English) Pupils In Grades Three And Five Taught Under Three Different Models Of Instruction, John A. Chavez

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

PROBLEM: Teaching limited English proficient pupils to read English is a primary concern of teachers in the United States. The problem educators face is how to accomplish the goal effectively. The emphasis on acquisition of oral fluency of English and quick introduction to reading has had mixed results. The controlled studies testing the hypotheses of primary language approaches are scarce.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine achievement test results of bilingual Spanish/English third and fifth grade students who were taught to read: 1) initially in the primary language and then English, 2) were taught to read ...


An Investigation Of Theory Z, Administrator Trust And Teacher Burnout In Early Childhood And Day Care Administration, Doris O. Smith Jan 1982

An Investigation Of Theory Z, Administrator Trust And Teacher Burnout In Early Childhood And Day Care Administration, Doris O. Smith

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships between organizational characteristics, administrator trust and teacher burnout among Child Development Center Supervisors and Teachers in California. The results could contribute new knowledge to the field of early childhood/day care administration. Procedure: 72 Center Supervisors and 294 Center Teachers were sent questionnaires. The questionnaire for the Supervisors had four parts: demographics, Z organizational characteristics, trust (McDonald's Self-Report Trust Scale), and burnout (Maslach Burnout Inventory). The teachers were sent the Maslach Burnout Inventory. The Z organizational characteristic items had been submitted to factor analysis procedures which produced four ...